Covid 19 coronavirus: Today’s update from health officials

There is one historical case of Covid-19 in managed isolation, the Ministry of Health has revealed. Historical cases, they clarified, are not considered to be currently infectious. There are no new cases in the community. Today’s one new case arrived…

From liquid gold to price crash: NZ’s honey hangover

Mānuka honey producers have been reaping the profits from selling pots of gold in recent years but now there’s a glut of non-manuka varieties as beekeepers stockpile, hoping prices will recover. New Zealand has more than 918,000 beehives, and Jane…

Lebanon crisis timeline: From Beirut blast to gov't's resignation

The deadly August 4 explosion pushed the country further to the brink, forcing PM Hassan Diab’s government to quit. Lebanon’s prime minister has announced his government’s resignation, less than a week after a huge explosion tore through capital Beirut, causing unprecedented…

Death toll from Beirut explosion rises to 200

More than 200 people are believed to have been killed by Tuesday’s devastating explosion in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, its governor has said. Marwan Abboud said dozens were still missing, many of them foreign workers. The army has meanwhile called…

Six things we learned from this week’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday

Labour says the reimposition of quarantine for Britons returning from Spain has been “shambolic”, and Tony Blair says we should prepare for a “resurgence” of COVID-19 in the autumn. Here are six things we learned from this week’s Sophy Ridge…